Nashville, TN – October 8, 2019 – Music industry executives Joseph Conner (Essential Broadcast Media), EJ Gaines (Capitol CMG/Motown Gospel), Adrien Good (Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy), Mike Molinar (Big Machine Music), Liz Rose (Liz Rose Music) and Ben Vaughn (Warner Chappell Music) have joined the Board of Directors of Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance (MHA). The 19-member board, comprised of business leaders across multiple industries, help develop the strategic plans of MHA in support of its mission to PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT members of the music community with healthcare and financial solutions.
Music Health Alliance Board of Directors: President - Kris Wiatr, Wiatr & Associates, LLC Vice President - Jay Williams, WME Treasurer - Earle Simmons, SunTrust Bank Secretary - Dr. Michael Allsep, Air Command and Staff College Founder/CEO - Tatum Allsep, Music Health Alliance Joseph Conner, Essential Broadcast Media Rodney Crowell, Producer/Songwriter/Recording Artist Christie Hauck, Christie Retail Group/Goozy Linda Edell Howard, Adams and Reese LLP Cindy Hunt, Monarch Publicity EJ Gaines, Capitol CMG/Motown Gospel
Adrien Good, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy John Lytle, Lytle Management Mike Molinar, Big Machine Music Tina Parol, The Disney Company Liz Rose, Liz Rose Music Jennie Smythe, Girlilla Marketing Rebecca Warner Strang, Harry Norman Realtors/Philanthropist Ben Vaughn, Warner Chappell Music
The only non-profit named to Billboard’s 2019 Nashville Power Players, MHA Founder and CEO Tatum Allsep and Shelia Shipley Biddy, COO and Certified Senior Advisor®, along with the entire MHA team, remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, since founding in 2013, MHA has:
Supported over 10,000 members of our creative community across 39 states and every genre of musicSpared 541 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisisProvided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liverFacilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their familiesSaved over $47,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
The nine-person team at Music Health Alliance remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Music Health Alliance’s free services range from access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness. As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other crucial services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.